Monday, October 20, 2008

Book Review: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

New favorite book :).  Seriously!  This book was so good and can easily be recommended to anyone.  It's told as a series of letters surrounding Juliet, a young (32 years old) British journalist just after the end of World War II.  She starts corresponding with a group of endearing, hilarious and inspiring residents of Guernsey, a channel island that was occupied during almost the entire war.  

The whole thing is fantastic, but my favorite little portion is this:  (Juliet is complaining about her single status...I may be able to relate...) "...What's the matter with me?  Am I too particular?  I don't want to be married just to be married.  I can't think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can't talk to, or worse, someone I can't be silent with."

Isn't that the best?  There is also a phrase describing what it's like to get completely sucked into a book...she describes it as "doing nothing...but move from bed to hammock to armchair..."  It just made me smile to envision, I love losing myself in an amazing book.  

Anyway, READ IT!!

2 comments:

Michaelynn said...

So true. I'm looking forward to this one. Thank you for all your reviews and recommendations ... but can you take a break for awhile? I've got this super long list and I'm starting to feel like this is some sort of reading contest with you and I'm totally losing. I'm calling a time out until I catch up!

(OK, not really. Keep those recommendations coming!)

Emily said...

I think I'll recommend this to my book club. I don't know what I'd do without your suggestions!